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The Clipper Yacht "America"
Named collection: Arthur H. Clark Collection
Object type: lithograph
Maker: Currier, Nathaniel; Palmer, Frances Flora Bond
Place made: United States, New York, New York
Date made: 1851
Materials: ink; color wash; paper
Measurements: 17 1/2 in x 22 1/2 in
Nomenclature: clipper yachts; American
Classification: ship portraits
A starboard-side view of the American clipper yacht 'America.' She is surrounded by named British yachts that are identified underneath the image. 'America' sailed across the Atlantic and won in a race against 17 of the finest vessels of the Royal Yacht Squadron in 1851. The winning cup became known as the America's Cup.